"The Colour of Nonsense"
This "gloriously dotty comedy thriller, inspired by Edward Lear and The Emperor's New Clothes", was Forkbeard's latest touring stage show. To read more about the show click here.
Forkbeard’s meticulously assembled theatre shows are exhilarating live mixes of performance, sound, light, automata and film, always much more akin to an artistic extravaganza than a play. Pioneers of experimental multi-media performance from the mid-70s, Forkbeard have carried the flame of English surrealist lunacy to tremendous and insane heights over the years. There have been around 60 titled shows and countless one-off events that have toured all across the world.
At the heart of all these shows is the trademark mix of film with live performance, where the actors slip seamlessly from stage to screen in a technique Forkbeard call “Crossing The Celluloid Divide”.
The surreal cartoon world both on stage and screen is populated by grotesque characters, outsize creatures and puppets with lives of their own.
In the ingenious often mechanical sets there are always layers of surprise, special effects, technological ingenuity and digital trickery.